Typhoon Fitow Disaster Response Report

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Typhoon Fitow Disaster Response Report - 1st Report
Central Emergency Operation Center
Data as of 05.10.2013 21:00
I.
Typhoon Summary (Source: Central Weather Bureau)
The Central Weather Bureau issued the sea warning for medium typhoon Fitow at 23:30 on
October 4, 2013, followed by the sea and land warning at 14:30 on October 5. At 20:00 on October
5, the typhoon was located at 25.1 degrees north latitude and 126.0 degrees east latitude. This
placed the typhoon out at sea 450 km east of Taipei. The Category 4 storm has a storm radius of
250km and Category 5 storm has a storm radius of 80km The typhoon is moving at 19 km/h in the
west-northwest direction. The latest update indicated that the typhoon center is out at sea east of
Taipei and continuing to move in the west-northwest direction. The storm circle has now entered
the waters off northern and eastern Taiwan, so poses a threat to all regions north of Hsinchu as well
as Yilan. Keelung, New Taipei, Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Yilan should all take extra
precautions as well as prepare for strong winds and heavy rain. Shipping sailing or operating off
Taiwan's north coast, northeast coast, southeast coast and in the northern part of the Taiwan Strait
should take extra precautions. Long waves have appeared along Taiwan's northern and eastern coast
as well as Mazu, Lyudao, Hengchun Peninsula and Dongsha Island. Northern Taiwan as well as the
eastern coast have experienced strong gusts of wind and starting tomorrow (October 6), Force 8 to 9
gusts are expected along the southwestern coast as well so please stay alert. Spring tide is currently
in effect so low-lying areas in northern Taiwan should take precautions against flooding and storm
surge. Due to the effect of Typhoon Fitow, between tonight (October 5) and tomorrow night
(October 6), Keelung's northern coast, the mountain areas north of Miaoli as well as the mountain
areas of Yilan will experience torrential rain or extremely torrential rain. The mountain areas of
Taichung and the mountain areas of Nantou may experience localized heavy rain or very heavy rain.
The mountain areas in the north, northeast, east and south have a chance of experiencing heavy rain
or extremely heavy rain. Please watch out for landslides, falling rocks, debris flows and flash floods.
Low-lying regions should take precautions against flooding. Rainfall warning areas: Miaoli should
take extra precautions.
II.
Disaster Profile
A. Rainfall´╝łSource: Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications´╝ë
(Data from 10/5 00:00 to 10/5 20:00)
Area
Tonghou, Wulai District of New Taipei City
Rainfall (mm)
145.0
139.0
124.5
Guandu, Beitou District ot Taipei City
Datunshan, Tamsui District, New Taipei City
B. Wind Speed (Source: Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
Area
Wuci, Wuqi District of Taichung City
Lanyu, Lanyu Township of Taitung County
Pengjia Islet, Zhongzheng District, Keelung City
Instantaneous maximum gust speed (Wind category)
10
10
10
III. Typhoon Response
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A. City-county emergency operation centers established (Source: National Fire Agency, Ministry
of the Interior)
Type
County/
City
Port
Number of
EOCs Location
established
Level 1:
6
Level 2:
Level 1:
3
Level 2:
Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan County, Yilan County,
Keelung City
Lienchiang County
Taichung Port
Keelung Port, Hualien Port
B. Danger areas declared (Source: National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior)
(Total of 217 sites including 0 low lying areas, 144 mountain areas, 13 coastal sites, 42 river
areas, and 18 other sites. 0 warnings issued.)
Number of danger areas
County/City
Low-lying
area
New Taipei City
0
Keelung City
0
Yilan County
0
0
Total
Mountain
Coast
River
Other
1
0
143
7
1
5
7
0
35
5
0
13
144
13
42
18
Enforcement
Penalty notices
Warnings issued
issued
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
C. Distribution of debris flow danger areas (Source: Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, Council
of Agriculture)
Yellow Alert
County/City
Potential
debris flow
rivers
Taoyuan
County
Hsinchu
County
Total
Township
Village
Debris Flow Danger Areas
Red Alert
Potential
debris flow Township Village
rivers
Total
Potential
debris flow
Remarks
rivers
30
1
10
0
0
0
30
41
2
11
0
0
0
41
71
3
21
0
0
0
71
Notes: Response to alert:
1. Yellow Alert (predicted rainfall higher than debris flow warning threshold): Local governments
should advise residents to evacuate.
2. Red Alert (actual rainfall has reached debris flow warning threshold): Local government may
issue mandatory evacuation orders based on local rainfall and actual conditions.
D. Accommodation of fishermen from Mainland China (Source: Council of Agriculture, Executive
Yuan)
Time
2013/10/5 21:00
Accommodated on boats
1019
Accommodated on shore
783
Total
1802
E. Mountain climber contact (Source: National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior)
Table created: 21:00, 05/10/2013
Climbers contacted
Mountain
Persuaded to not
Climbers out of
Safe
Climbing
enter mountain Already left the
Leaving the
contact
accommodation Shelter in place
Applications
areas
mountains
mountains
in the mountains
Case Persons Case Persons Case Persons Case Persons Case Persons Case Persons Case Persons
2
77
712
68
670
9
42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
(Note: Climbers out of contact refers to climbers that have not contacted rangers, family members
or the police for more than 48 hours after entering the mountain areas. This table was compiled by
the MOI National Police Agency and the MOI Construction and Planning Agency)
IV. Disaster statistics
A. Deaths and injuries (Source: National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior)
No injuries or deaths have been reported so far.
B. Lifeline damage (Source: Ministry of Economic Affairs, National Communications
Commission)
Unit
Scale of
impact
Item
Ministry of
Economic
Affairs
Electricity
Emergency repairs
completed (Households,
Sites)
184
Awaiting repairs
(Households, Sites)
Remarks
8 households in Daya
District, Taichung, still
8
without power. Emergency
repairs continuing.
176
(Note: This table was filled out by the Ministry of Economic Affairs based on National
Communications Commission statistics)
C. Transportation
(1) Transportation damage and repairs (Source: Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
Item
Disaster
affected sites
(sites)
Not
repaired
(sites)
Repaired
(sites)
Township Road
1
0
Total
1
0
Remarks
Yilan County Road 51 012K+000: Emergency
1 closure of Tianguer River causeway to prevent any
accidents from Typhoon Fitow making landfall.
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(Note: This table was compiled by the Ministry of Transportation Communications based on
statistics provided by the EY Council of Indigenous Peoples, EY Council of Agriculture and MOI
Construction and Planning Agency)
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V.
Flight cancellations (Source: Ministry of Transportation and Communications)
A total of 26 flights were cancelled or delayed due to the effects of Typhoon Fitow. (See
attachment for details)
Support for City-County Emergency Operations
A. Emergency response readiness (Source: Ministry of National Defense)
The first emergency response force of 800 people can be deployed with 10 minutes' notice. The
second emergency response force of 1200 people can be deployed with 3 hours' notice.
Area
1st Emergency
Response Force
Subtotal
2nd Emergency
Response Force
Subtotal
Table of Pre-Deployed Military Emergency Response Forces on Taiwan
3rd Combat Zone
5th Combat Zone
4th Combat Zone
(North)
(Central)
(South)
200 people
200 people
2nd Combat Zone
(East)
200 people
200 people
300 people
300 people
800 people
300 people
300 people
1200 people
B. Military personnel pre-deployed in high risk areas (Source: Ministry of National Defense)
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The military has pre-deployed a total of 84 servicemen and 11 vehicles in 3 types in high-risk
areas.
Area
Pre-deployed
Personnel
Pre-deployed
vehicles
Table of Pre-Deployed Military Emergency Response Forces on Taiwan
3rd Combat Zone
5th Combat 4th Combat Zone 2nd Combat Zone
(North)
Zone (Central)
(South)
(East)
84 people
0 people
3 types, 11 vehicles
0 types, 0
vehicles
0 people
0 people
Total
84 people
0 types, 0 vehicles 0 types, 0 vehicles 3 types, 11 vehicles
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